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noun, plural pan·dow·dies. Chiefly New England.
  1. apple pandowdy.
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Origin of pandowdy

1795–1805, Americanism; perhaps variant of obsolete dial. (Somerset) pandoulde custard; see pan1
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Historical Examples of pandowdy

  • Pandowdy, pan-dew′di, n. a pudding baked with bread and apples.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • Then the "pandowdy" or great apple pudding and the "Injun" pudding are placed in front of the bread.

British Dictionary definitions for pandowdy


noun plural -dies
  1. US a deep-dish pie made from fruit, esp apples, with a cake toppingapple pandowdy
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Word Origin for pandowdy

C19: of unknown origin
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